James Anthony is a jazz standards/R&B vocalist performing his unique selection of song arrangements spanning from the 1920s-1970s. James' voice has an unmistakable tone and he will take you down memory lane to tug at your heartstrings. James is a smokey jazz torch singer/balladeer, as well as a swing vocalist that performs with bandleader/arranger Carlos Lopez and the Carlos Lopez orchestra with instrumentation ranging from 26-50 pieces. As a seasoned professional, James Anthony is a man that will give you his best and he expects the same from not only the musicians performing with him, but the technicians and venue personnel as well.
James has a long history within the music business and with his signature tone, 3-octave range, resonant whispers and amazing breath control, will take you to a place where the story comes to life. James is a former RCA Records session artist and touring artist from the 80s, inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Las Vegas and has returned to the music industry to share his unique vocal style that is becoming lost with time.
The Concert or Supper Club Style Show:
"James Anthony as The Last Torch Singer", consists of a uniquely fantastic selection of Torch Songs, Romantic Ballads, Broadway Songs and unmistakable swingin' hits from the American Songbook. The performance includes an intimate setting such as Supper Clubs or Theatre Venues and Casino Showrooms. During the Christmas Holidays, James performs an arrangement of songs to bring in the spirit of Christmas, including his acclaimed performance of, "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch" with his concert orchestra.
James owns his own charts and the instrumentation may be sized and presented with a pianist accompaniment or a band that's appropriate for the venue which may include a traditional trio or quartet, 7-9 piece little big band, 17-18 piece swing band, 26 piece swing band with strings or even a 35-50 piece classical/concert orchestra. James is a kind and humble man that loves to laugh and have fun, but demands a solid performance from the professionals he works with to provide excellent entertainment.
Discography and Listening:
James Anthony's new CD, "Blue Again, but That's Life", has been released and is now for sale on iTunes and Amazon, and can be heard on Spotify and Pandora. James' CD has recorded a fantastic lineup of torch songs from the American Song Book, offering a tribute to the authors and a fresh dynamic take.
You can listen to sample bites at the link that's at the top of the page CD - Blue Again, but That's Life
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